Polar Bear Plunge to bring funds for Habitat for Humanity

first_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Skip By Jaine Treadwell Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day The Polar Bear Plunge is coming to Troy and it’s anybody’s game.At 9 a.m., Saturday, January 25, polar bear wannabes will circle the outdoor pool at the Troy Recreation Center and, when the whistle blows they will plunge into the icy water.Those who participate in the Polar Bear Plunge will brave the icy water in support of Troy/Pike Habitat for Humanity, said Dianna Lee, Habitat board member and public relations and fundraising chair. TELLIN’ TALES: 2020 Pike Piddlers storytellers named If 2020 is an indication of perfect vision, then the Brundidge Historical Society’s storytelling committee had perfect vision when planning… read more Polar Bear Plunge to bring funds for Habitat for Humanity The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Published 8:35 pm Tuesday, January 7, 2020 Latest Stories Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the authorcenter_img Sponsored Content By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like “The Polar Bear Plunge is a fundraiser for Habitat and already a lot of excitement is being generated,” Lee said. “One person was asking for a wetsuit for Christmas so he could take the Polar Bear Plunge.”Anyone over the age of 18 who would like to have the fun and notoriety of taking the Polar Bear Plunge may do so for a donation of $25. All Polar Bear Plungers will receive an event T-shirt, a plush polar bear and other goodies in a bag.“To help defray the cost of the Troy/Pike Habitat for Humanity fundraising event, we are offering corporate sponsorships for $100, $200 and $300,” Lee said. “With the sponsorships come Polar Bear Plunge T-shirts, advertising and the fun of being a part of Polar Bear Plunge. The corporate sponsorships also come with the opportunity to have a representative in the plunge. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Book Nook to reopen The $100 Ice Cube Sponsorships include two T-shirts with the company name and the company name on all advertising.The $200 Icicle Sponsorships include three T-shirts with the company logo and the company logo on advertising.The $300 Ice Berg Sponsorships include five T-Shirts with the company logo, the company logo on advertising and sponsorship acknowledgement.Lee said Polar Bear Plunges occur often all around the country. Some polar bears plunge into ice covered lakes, some in oceans and some in swimming pools and for different good causes. The Troy/Pike Habitat for Humanity Polar Bear Plunge will raise funds that will help reduce the cost of the Habitat homes built here in Pike County.There are currently 18 Habitat for Humanity homes in Pike County. The latest home is on Barron Road and the family has moved in, Lee said. “These are not free homes; they are no-interest mortgages and the families invest sweat-equity in their homes,” Lee said. “They also must help with the construction of another home. So, the money raised through the Polar Bear Plunge will help make homes more affordable for people in Pike County who want and need a home.”Because this is a new fundraiser for Troy/Pike Habitat for Humanity, no fund-raising goal has been set. However, Lee said $5,000 would be a great ice breaker.If there are more polar bears than can circle the Troy Recreation Center on Saturday morning, January 25, in one plunging, plans are being made for a Polar Bear wave. Hot chocolate will be served to the polar bears, heating units will be round about and warm towels will be available for rent.For more information, call Dianna Lee at 334-807-5113. Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Stagecoach bus driver accused of ignoring Muslim commuters

first_imgA complaint has been made against the bus company Stagecoach Group regarding alleged incidents of Islamophobic discrimination along Cowley Road.According to a complaint made against Stagecoach Group Muslim commuters were ignored on two separate occasions by company bus drivers on the number 10 bus route. The complaint was submitted to ‘Tell MAMA’ (Measuring Anti Muslim Attacks), a project that records anti-Muslim abuse in the UK.On the first occasion, the complainant stated, a couple who “were obviously Muslim… tried to flag the bus down but the driver despite seeing them completely ignored them and continued to drive on.” In the second instance, a bus driver “deliberately chose to drive on” after “being flagged down by a group of people, one of whom was clearly wearing a Hijab and clearly identifiable as a Muslim.”In a written response to the complainant, a Stagecoach employee apologised for the incidents, saying, “I can see the situations you described. I am at a loss to explain why the driver did not stop. I completely understand how these incidents have been interpreted. I give you my assurances that matters of this nature are treated very seriously. We are an equal opportunities employer who ensures that all customers, employees or job applicants are treated fairly and equally.”Further assurances were also made, including a formal interview with the driver and an investigation “in line with the Company’s disciplinary procedure.”In a statement to Cherwell, a spokeswoman for Stagecoach Group said, “We would be very disappointed to hear of any situation where a driver is found not to have stopped for passengers waiting at a bus stop. We have investigated the matter fully, including viewing CCTV and speaking to the driver involved.“There was one occasion on which a customer remained inside the bus shelter as the vehicle passed the stop and did not appear to clearly indicate a desire to board that particular bus. There were a number of other buses in the area at the time. In addition, we have not found any evidence to suggest that the driver’s behaviour on this occasion was racially motivated.“The welfare of our customers is of the utmost importance to us and we are very clear that anyone employed by Stagecoach should treat both customers and colleagues fairly and with respect and that we will not tolerate discrimination of any kind.”According to Tell MAMA, transport is one area where victims of anti-Muslim abuse “consistently raise concerns.” The organisation was founded in February 2012 to record physical, verbal, written and online attacks against Muslims and provide support to the victims. In 2014-2015, 548 verified incidents were reported.Kiran Benipal, Co-Chair of OUSU’s Campaign for Racial Awareness and Equality (CRAE), told Cherwell of her “horror and disgust” at the alleged incident, stating that “the racial tension which it highlights is particularly poignant at this time of the year – Ramadan.”“Incidents such as this one and those similar have become all too commonplace, and are too rarely logged. Instead, they have become anecdotes for Oxford BME residents and students to share and momentarily reflect on, before they return to the reality of Oxford life as a ‘racial minority.’”last_img read more